Open Thread – Weekend 4 Dec 2021


The Triumph of Judas Maccabeus, Peter Paul Rubens, 1635

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areff
areff
December 5, 2021 8:13 pm

lotocoti: no link to support FIVE Crows shuffling off to ER. Any links you might come across appreciated.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:15 pm

There are no public conservatives in this country any more*.

Which is actually a good thing.

However, it would be nice to have some. Avi and Rukshan are mighty warriors, but they could do with some support, Cats. Is there anyone willing to step up?

*Latham, Pauline, Kelly – that’s it?

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:16 pm

It is not, and never will be just a case of This is not being enforced in the way I have interpeted it as being!

It should be. Section 92 is concise and can only mean one thing.

vr
vr
December 5, 2021 8:17 pm

What did Lehman do to Andy Ngo? I recall that he used to work for Quillette and then wasn’t there any more? Does anyone know the backstory?

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:19 pm

Oops – disclaimer time – I am not a “conservative”.

I wanna “Crush Kill Destroy”. 🙂

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:20 pm
Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:20 pm

“Rabz – Noise Vigilante”

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:21 pm

Does anyone know the backstory?

Clashing egos?

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:23 pm

It is pretty funny how much effort the ALP puts into fucking over individual LNP members since the LNP pass the ALP policies over a slightly longer timeframe anyway.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 8:23 pm

Now that his innocence has been proven and he has finally been released from prison she has shifted gears.

Nah.
He was let go 25 years ago, some deadbeats with nothing better to do pestered whoever until he was declared “innocent”.
She’s since made a 40 year career out of her ordeal, good on her, but she doesn’t want to get canceled and lose whatever she’s got.
It’s a story of general desperation and the beatification of victimhood, in any sane era of history she’d a disappeared and he’d a either been Hanged or let go if there was reasonable doubt.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 8:26 pm

“vrsays:
December 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm
What did Lehman do to Andy Ngo? I recall that he used to work for Quillette and then wasn’t there any more? Does anyone know the backstory?”

As I wrote about this morning, in mid 2019 Andy Ngo was savagely beaten by Antifa scum in Portland. At the time he was a roving reporter with Quillette. The scum in the MSM and on social media sewers spread lies about how Ngo was in league with the Proud Boys (not that, as far as I’m concerned, there is anything wrong with that). It was all designed to smear and cancel Ngo. Within weeks Lehmann and Quillette dropped Ngo.

Antifa and their buddies in the MSM are still trying to cancel Ngo.

Meanwhile Lehmann is a fake.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 8:27 pm

no link to support FIVE Crows shuffling off …

Soz.
Meant to link to the Melbourne Phoenix player’s travails.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 8:28 pm

Reminds me of the Scottsboro Boys, 6 Blacks who were convicted of Rape in 1924.
It was a Cause Celebre of the American Left for decades, they were eventually all let go, the last died in 1985, one of them was locked up again for Murder.
Not sure they were ever dclared Innocent.
Got a feeling new Evidence pointed to their Guilt.
If that had been available in 1924, they woulda all hung.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:28 pm

He was let go 25 years ago, some deadbeats with nothing better to do pestered whoever until he was declared “innocent”.

Good lord you are scum, Grigory.

You are satan’s wash room attendant maggot.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:29 pm
rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 8:30 pm
Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:32 pm

You never listened to a word that I said …

A song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It’s also a personal statement about the band itself.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:32 pm

Bluddee hell – it’s enough to make you want to “Go Underground” … 😕

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 8:34 pm

lotocoti says:
December 5, 2021 at 7:25 pm

I try not to twatter myself, but there are some interesting snippets there. Cheers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 8:35 pm

Ms Miller has accused Senator Cash of months of poor treatment during the first half of 2018.

Brittany Higgins had a similar account of working for Michaela Cash.
Cash appears to be a particularly unpleasant bitch.
Rachelle Miller looks like a nice girl., perhaps a bit green.
Did Tudge promise to marry her?
Because otherwise, apart from Cash, what’s the big deal?

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
December 5, 2021 8:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmyq2OJOVDw

WW2 footage 2:20 to 3 minutes is uncomfortable

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:36 pm

Ms Miller has accused Senator Cash of months of poor treatment during the first half of 2018.

No one cares. Nor should we.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 8:40 pm

We are voting for LDP, UAP and PHON.

We will put the ALP, GRN, NP and LP last.

In that order?
Because we’ve got a preference system here, and that order will elect the Labor Candidate 49 times out of 50.

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
December 5, 2021 8:41 pm

Is there anyone willing to step up?

I reckon I’d be up for it once I mature. Although, with my past history of sexy shenanigans and debauchery my run would end under a tsunami of Catallaxy tut-tutting.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 8:41 pm
vr
vr
December 5, 2021 8:42 pm

Thanks Cassie. I knew that he was beaten up by Antifa and had seen the rumor that he was with the proud boys. I dismissed it outright as it sounded preposterous.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 8:46 pm

Ed Casesays:
December 5, 2021 at 8:40 pm
We are voting for LDP, UAP and PHON.

We will put the ALP, GRN, NP and LP last.

In that order?
Because we’ve got a preference system here, and that order will elect the Labor Candidate 49 times out of 50.

You are balls deep for the uniparty. You must know your public sector job is worthless.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 8:47 pm

“Cash appears to be a particularly unpleasant bitch.”

Actually Dick….Ed….I know Cash personally. She’s not “a particularly unpleasant bitch”.

Just piss off….your trolling has become tedious.

Cassie of Sydney
December 5, 2021 8:50 pm

“Thanks Cassie. I knew that he was beaten up by Antifa and had seen the rumor that he was with the proud boys. “

I think the Proud Boys may have offered to provide security for him….which is most certainly not a bad thing. Ngo has never been associated with the group….and even if he was….SO WHAT. The fraud here is Lehmann and her magazine. She gaslights as someone she’s not.

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 8:53 pm

Rabz says:
December 5, 2021 at 6:43 pm
Testing out a redhead’s temper …

Not quite the same production quality, but rather charming.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 8:57 pm

You are balls deep for the uniparty. You must know your public sector job is worthless.

There’s no UniParty.
There’s The Stupid Party and there’s The Evil Party.
Your preference Order gifts Government to The Evil Party.
Are you stupid?

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 9:00 pm

No Grigory,

The uniparty is the establishment – the LNP, ALP and GRN.

They are stupid and evil.

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 9:00 pm

Carpe Jugulum says:
December 5, 2021 at 8:36 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmyq2OJOVDw
WW2 footage 2:20 to 3 minutes is uncomfortable

The same thing happened in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, March: 1943. Except it was aircraft and, to a lesser extent, U.S. P.T. Boats. Overall, the Japanese loss was approximately 3,000, and while an exact count could not be kept of those killed in lifeboats and on rafts, I imagine that at least several hundred perished.

The National Archives of Australia contain quite a few files detailing some of the brutality, in the guise of post-war interrogations and investigations into war crimes. People would be shocked if they knew the extent of the allegations.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 9:01 pm

She gaslights as someone she’s not.

Incorrect use of “gaslight”.
“Larps” may work better.
Lehmann can be a Wendish name.
If so, she’s got that in common with Ludwig Leichhardt.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
December 5, 2021 9:04 pm

Although, with my past history of sexy shenanigans and debauchery

Unless you were an RAN sailor you got nothing.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 9:05 pm

Gee, thanks Muds – Nothing like some Brunettes.

Old bloke
Old bloke
December 5, 2021 9:07 pm

A Covid stupidity protest with a difference.

On Friday evening, Archbishop Hickey in Perth led a Prayer for Australia rally on the steps of WA’s Parliament House. No slogans shouted, no banners held high, just a group of Christians who fell onto their knees to pray for Australia, quite a moving assembly.

A Prayer for Australia: 3rd December 2021 – Perth, Western Australia.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 9:08 pm

WW2 footage 2:20 to 3 minutes is uncomfortable

Looks like the BAR and .50 pics are from a sub – not much room for PWs.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 9:11 pm

Fellas, I wanna get into it man …

You know, like an unmentionable masheen … 🙂

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 5, 2021 9:12 pm

Cash appears to be a particularly unpleasant bitch.

Cash worked at Freehills when I was there. I spent a couple of months at the Perth office where she was based, then later she had a stint at the Melbourne office where I was based. I didn’t really know her, but I never heard anyone say a bad word about her.

Mater
December 5, 2021 9:13 pm

If you haven’t read it, Aaron posted a remarkable article earlier.

It gives an incredible oversight of the failings of the Covid vaccine program from a non-biased perspective.

Really worth taking an hour to read (it’s a significant document). You won’t regret it, and it’ll put a few things into perspective.
If everyone in Australia read it, we’d be half way to fixing our problems.

Good post, Aaron.

Needle Points

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
December 5, 2021 9:14 pm

Looks like the BAR and .50 pics are from a sub – not much room for PWs.

So that makes it ok to machine gun merchant seamen in the water.

Glad you cleared that up for me.

johanna
johanna
December 5, 2021 9:17 pm

cohenite, politicians and others with a bit of edge in the power/money stakes have always availed themselves of bits on the side. It rarely matters in terms of their competence or incompetence at their jobs.

In the current miasma of guilt and blame and public indignation surrounding politicians, absurd and random things can destroy their carefully curated careers.

That prick Cuomo, who did a Dan and ensured the deaths of thousands of people in aged care facilities, only fell because he was also a groper and a sleaze.

It was like Al Capone being done for tax evasion.

It is always tempting to assume that low morals have something to do with in/competence in public office, but there is not a lot of historical support for that proposition.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 9:19 pm

Glad you cleared that up for me.

That or the sharks, I guess.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 9:23 pm

Hey, Goil – you don’t know what’s going on … 🙂

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 9:26 pm

It is always tempting to assume that low morals have something to do with in/competence in public office, but there is not a lot of historical support for that proposition.

Never heard that one, but it all depends.
Harold Holt was a legendary pants man but he kept it private and did his day job well.
Did The Tudgester promise to marry Rachelle to get into her pants?
That’s a bird of a different feather.
Plus, he’s been a poor Minister.
Tony Abbott started the Bring Back Phonics bullshit.
It’s just a 3 word slogan, means nothing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 5, 2021 9:26 pm

Chinese money used to sway MP votes for Solomon ­Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare

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Payments from a Chinese slush fund are being used to lock in the support of MPs for Solomon ­Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, ahead of a no-confidence motion in his leadership on Monday that could set off further violence in the country.

Australian Federal Police members – part of a 116-strong Australian peacekeeping force – practised with riot shields in ­Honiara on Sunday, in preparation for ­potential security flare-ups following the vote.

The Australians, with 50 Fijian and 50 Papua New Guinean peacekeepers, were joined in the Solomon Islands capital by a newly ­arrived contingent of 65 New Zealand soldiers.

The promised payments from the country’s National Development Fund, worth $SBD250,000 ($44,000), will allegedly only be paid to those who back Mr Sogavare in the looming vote, according to multiple Solomon Islands MPs.

Mr Sogavare has complete discretion over payment of the ­Chinese-supplied cash, which is transferred directly into MPs’ bank accounts.

Solomon Islands MP Silas Tausinga was one of four government MPs who refused the payment, defecting to the opposition ahead of the vote.

“I knew if I moved I wasn’t going to get it,” Mr Tausinga said. “But for me it wasn’t about the money anymore, it was about the principle.”

Government MPs were asked to apply for the NDF money just before the riots that erupted in Honiara three weeks ago.

“It is never paid out to the members of the opposition; only to the ministers and government backbenchers,” Mr Tausinga said.

“At different points it is used as a way of saying ‘whoever leaves here is not going to get it’. From what I have heard in the last two days, it is not going to be paid until after (the vote). They are using it as a political tool, as leverage.”

Mr Sogavare – a longtime ­critic of Australia who has forged strong relations with China – ­requested the foreign security presence under a 2017 treaty with Australia, amid rioters’ demands for his resignation.

Bons
December 5, 2021 9:28 pm

“That’s when I realised that he was a fucking idiot”!
Trump, you great big beautiful thug, love ya.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 9:28 pm

availed themselves of bits on the side

This. In that monstrous windbag shitshop.

johanna
johanna
December 5, 2021 9:31 pm

The thing I find most degrading about the Tudge (what an unfortunate name!) saga is that a woman would have so little self respect as to tell the whole world a story like that.

Even if it happened the way she said, the mental images evoked have a high yuck factor.

The nondescript, plastic hotel room, the stinky drunken couple, the slurred insults.

What sort of motivation is there for someone to send that picture of themselves out to the whole world?

srr
srr
December 5, 2021 9:33 pm

Old bloke says:
December 5, 2021 at 9:07 pm
A Covid stupidity protest with a difference.

On Friday evening, Archbishop Hickey in Perth led a Prayer for Australia rally on the steps of WA’s Parliament House. No slogans shouted, no banners held high, just a group of Christians who fell onto their knees to pray for Australia, quite a moving assembly.

A Prayer for Australia: 3rd December 2021 – Perth, Western Australia.

Thanks for that Old bloke, it was great to hear my choice of what should have been our National Anthem, sung so well –

https://youtu.be/6PNIeK_ijNQ?t=247

God Bless Australia
Here in this God given land of ours, Australia
This proud possession, our own piece of earth
That was built by our fathers, who pioneered our heritage,
Here in Australia, the land of our birth.

God bless Australia, Our land Australia,
Home of the ANZAC, the strong and the free
It’s our homeland, our own land,
To cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, The land of the free.

Here in Australia, we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life, all for one, one for all
We’re a peace loving race, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know we will answer the call

God bless Australia, Our land Australia,
Home of the ANZAC, the strong and the free
It’s our homeland, our own land,
To cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, The land of the free.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 5, 2021 9:42 pm

As promised, a big day.

Earlier, waaaaay back this morning I mentioned that lots of jacks were fed up with enforcing ever-changing edicts from unelected dunderheads.

I can’t link from here, but if one were to look up the NT Independent site and head for a piece with the words Erosion, Trust and Integrity in the title, you will find an actual resignation letter from an NT jack with 24 years in, along with details of what those two and a half decades got him.

It is, I can assure you, 100% factual.

Ed Case
Ed Case
December 5, 2021 9:42 pm

What sort of motivation is there for someone to send that picture of themselves out to the whole world?

The message is that The Tudgester is a sleaze and he’s not the only one.
Rachelle going public hopefully means it doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Yeah, I Know, Bill Shorten.
The System appears to be:
Female Staffer becomes an embarrassment, she’s transferred to Cash’s Office, where she’s managed out of the Organisation.
Sounds pretty cold blooded to me.

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 9:46 pm
Rabz
December 5, 2021 9:50 pm

“Tell The Truth” – Marching on ALPBC HQ, Melbourne 4th Dec

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 9:54 pm
EvilElvis
EvilElvis
December 5, 2021 10:09 pm

Unless you were an RAN sailor you got nothing.

I wear the whites, but I never served.
And I know my way around the poop deck.

Rabz
December 5, 2021 10:10 pm

Shines, as she does, like justice …

EvilElvis
EvilElvis
December 5, 2021 10:10 pm

Crikey, that sounds bad.

*Mental note, don’t put that in the campaign material.

lotocoti
lotocoti
December 5, 2021 10:11 pm

I was then tracked down inside the Alice Springs Police Station by Acting Commander Kirsten Engles who feigned compassion,

I notice she was an acting senior sergeant, February last year.
Someone is being groomed for a top slot in the corporation.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:14 pm

The New Culture Forum: Neil Oliver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8NTHyucXwc

Rabz
December 5, 2021 10:21 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you knew it was going to happen, peoples … 🙂
A goil in a short skirt and a long jacket (with bonus jackboots) …

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 5, 2021 10:23 pm

At least one decent copper in the territory. Shame he’s leaving.
He’ll find life is better on the outside.

rickw
rickw
December 5, 2021 10:25 pm

WW2 footage 2:20 to 3 minutes is uncomfortable

That is very fucking ordinary.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
December 5, 2021 10:28 pm

lotocoti,

Bam.

Aaron
Aaron
December 5, 2021 10:28 pm

“If you haven’t read it, Aaron posted a remarkable article earlier”.

Glad you enjoyed it and thought it interesting

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 5, 2021 10:29 pm

And it looks like Australian “peacekeepers” are going to do the Chicom’s dirty work for them in the Solomons.
Well the cops and the ADF have been doing it here for a while. Nasty fascist goons. I hope their mothers are proud.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 5, 2021 10:30 pm

The message is that The Tudgester is a sleaze and he’s not the only one.
Rachelle going public hopefully means it doesn’t happen to anyone else.
Yeah, I Know, Bill Shorten.

There is a slight difference between claiming to have been raped, and claiming that after having allowed herself to be bonked by a married man she got snippy because he didn’t treat her with respect.

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
December 5, 2021 10:34 pm

The System appears to be:
Female Staffer becomes an embarrassment, she’s transferred to Cash’s Office, where she’s managed out of the Organisation.
Sounds pretty cold blooded to me.

Even assuming that were accurate, what would your alternative approach be?
Transferring someone away from the married bloke they’ve let themselves get bonked by and now have a grudge against sounds sensible – especially transferring them somewhere where the boss is female so repeat performance /allegation won’t occur.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
December 5, 2021 10:35 pm

Have just come across this interesting piece of history:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Dunn_(activist)

The founder of the Scottish hay rights movement an apologist for pesos! The history the ABC (remember Richard Neville and Jon Stephens), SMH, Age and Gillard-McClellan royal commission don’t want you to know about.

Indolent
Indolent
December 5, 2021 10:41 pm
Aaron
Aaron
December 5, 2021 10:42 pm

My Kingdom for an “edit” function.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 5, 2021 10:43 pm

Rickw,
Don’t judge their actions by todays standards.
They were fighting a treacherous and merciless enemy.
Different rules. And they won.

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 10:45 pm

A bimbette went from acting sgt. to acting commander in a year?

Let’s put this in perspective.

This is like being a jumped up army cpl., usually in command of a fire team, to temporarily be the leader of a section (two fire teams) – to being a Lt. Col, the on ground commander of a battalion – 600 soldiers and maybe up to 1000 with support detachments.

In a year: with no extra training, qualifications and literally only a year more experience (when the public is literally locked up).

Remarkable to say the least.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 10:48 pm

This is like being a jumped up army cpl., usually in command of a fire team, to temporarily be the leader of a section (two fire teams) – to being a Lt. Col, the on ground commander of a battalion – 600 soldiers and maybe up to 1000 with support detachments.

In a year: with no extra training, qualifications and literally only a year more experience (when the public is literally locked up).

Not even if they were the sole survivor of the Battalion.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
December 5, 2021 10:50 pm

So that makes it ok to machine gun merchant seamen in the water.

There’s an account in James Phelps’s book “Australian Code Breakers” of the survivors of the German ships, “Nurnberg” and “Leipzig”, sunk at the Falkland Islands, in 1914, being machine gunned in the water. (Page 288,)

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 10:51 pm

And it looks like Australian “peacekeepers” are going to do the Chicom’s dirty work for them in the Solomons.

What? As reinforced platoon and some FedPol policemen going in to attempt to keep several hundred or several thousand angry people apart?

Blimey- This Our Rulers Are Paid, Boot-licking Stooges For Beijing meme is starting to bear some weird fruit…

Rabz
December 5, 2021 10:54 pm

Redheads, Pol?

Where the hell did they come from?

Let’s have some normality.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 10:57 pm

The System appears to be:
Female Staffer becomes an embarrassment, she’s transferred to Cash’s Office, where she’s managed out of the Organisation.

Given Grigory’s revulsion at such a process (designed to keep toxic/feuding parties apart from each other, but still preserving their employment within the Public Service until the disciplinary process has completed or one or both parties’ positions are no longer tenable) we hope that he never makes or has a complaint upheld against him…

srr
srr
December 5, 2021 11:00 pm

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@CaptainMikeFDNY

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Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 5, 2021 11:09 pm

Dot says:
December 5, 2021 at 10:45 pm
In a year: with no extra training, qualifications and literally only a year more experience (when the public is literally locked up).

Remarkable to say the least.

She probably has already committed to bashing & shooting dissidents – what’s not to like??

Dot
Dot
December 5, 2021 11:14 pm

Amazing the left have pushed the Jan 6 narrative so much, yet the CIA have at least 10 pedophiles the US have refused to prosecute.

There’s no such thing as the swamp?

I am astonished how people are blind to this.

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 5, 2021 11:18 pm

Rex Anger says:
December 5, 2021 at 10:51 pm
And it looks like Australian “peacekeepers” are going to do the Chicom’s dirty work for them in the Solomons.

What? As reinforced platoon and some FedPol policemen going in to attempt to keep several hundred or several thousand angry people apart?

Blimey- This Our Rulers Are Paid, Boot-licking Stooges For Beijing meme is starting to bear some weird fruit…

Of course, Scummo is working for his CCP masters – think of the optics if CCP troops went in there to sort out their quisling government.

Muddy
Muddy
December 5, 2021 11:33 pm

Unrest in the Solomons will be child’s play compared to what will probably eventually happen in PNG.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 11:33 pm

Of course, Scummo is working for his CCP masters – think of the optics if CCP troops went in there to sort out their quisling government.

Given that we are not going in uninvited (which seems to be tbe assumption that gives the meme oxygen), and that China has its ‘soft power’ hooks in every Asia-Pacific leader in some way, shape or form (Just as the US and even we do), and China has never once acted in a peacekeeping role anywhere in its history (The people have never been known to be good neighbours. Ask Vietnam), do you not think the meme might be just a little over-egged?

After all, this time a decade ago, at the desperate request of the Solomons Government (much like now), the ADF regularly rotated an entire Rifle Company Group through the place. Initially 3RAR (whose sole fatality was a digger who fell to his death in an unmarked well while patrolling), then the various Reserve Brigades until around 2011-12.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 5, 2021 11:37 pm

After all, this time a decade ago, at the desperate request of the Solomons Government (much like now), the ADF regularly rotated an entire Rifle Company Group through the place.

RAMSI was the mission. I knew of it as Operation Anode. And as you see, it ran from 2003 to 2017 in various iterations.

And it wasn’t seen as a problem until now?

Fat Tony
Fat Tony
December 5, 2021 11:39 pm

Rex – aren’t the current problems in the Solomons due to Chinese money / influence & unhappy locals who blame their government? A bit like here – we know our government is not working for us but they are working for someone.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
December 5, 2021 11:41 pm

Can the name Bunkie be revived in 2022?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 5, 2021 11:58 pm

Weren’t the Solomon Islanders disarmed the last time “peacekeepers “ went there? How remarkably prescient of someone.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
December 6, 2021 12:56 am

Fat Tony,
The Solomon Islands Prime Minister is flat out offering money to MPs to vote for him.
It’s at Michael Smith news but I can’t link.

Muddy
Muddy
December 6, 2021 1:11 am

Fresh Frederick. Or Frederika.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
December 6, 2021 2:38 am

Rex – aren’t the current problems in the Solomons due to Chinese money / influence & unhappy locals who blame their government?

A lot of it is down to basic tribalism, and a mutual hatred and suspicion of the ethnic Chinese merchant class. Certainly not helped by CCP money and attempts to win ‘favour,’ colonialist-style (I.E. Buy off all the big men, in the vain hope that something useful may come out of it)…

Boambee John
Boambee John
December 6, 2021 8:13 am

Mr Ed

The message is that The Tudgester is a sleaze and he’s not the only one.

Given that the Liars and the Slime seem to operate a permanent game of musical beds, that statement applies more to them than to the eternally stupid Lieborals.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 4:51 pm

Top Ender:

The man’s sister has spoken of her heartache, saying he wasn’t taking his medication for schitzophrenia at the time.
“He’s a sweet kid, we don’t know what to do without him,” she said.
“I don’t believe he would do this”

The perp gets more coverage than the victim.

he wasn’t taking his medication for schitzophrenia at the time.

So she knew this? She should be charged for not alerting the medical team responsible.

He’s a sweet kid, we don’t know what to do without him

That’sweet kid’ just butchered a woman, and she thinks of the impact on her own family.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 4:56 pm

rickw:

That’s because they don’t want to impact their freedom and liberty, whilst they destroy everyone else’s freedom and liberty.
The ruling class are completely out of their minds.

No, rick. The Brahmin Class are quite happy with their policies. Those policies are based on the fact that they are in no danger themselves, and the people they import or refuse to gaol only seek victims from the peasants.
Meanwhile they get to award themselves virtue gongs for their ‘humanity’.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 5:01 pm

Roger:

Speaking of pangs of conscience, the ‘Kill the Bill’ peititon with 125 000 + signatures has been delivered to VIC Governor Linda Dessau. Is she going to rubber stamp the Bill or stand on her sworn duty to preserve the Constitution & rule of law in the state?

Could you keep us up to date on this one please?
My day is just about totally full.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 5:16 pm

mem:

The box will be filled with a mass of storage drives and have internet connectivity, all powered by solar panels on the structure’s roof.

Jonathan Kneebone is a backer.
Solar panels to last 100,000 years – we can’t even make them last for 100 bloody years!
So I suggest we all have a go at suggesting contents.
My suggestion is:
1. The original glitter coated turd, mounted on the clean end.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 8:00 pm

I looked for JC’s video of President Trump calling General Milley “a fucking idiot” and did a search for it.
No video found using Brave.
Bullshit, thinks Winston.
It’s on Rumble.
Here – for your enjoyment.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 8:06 pm

Twostix:

I disagree with forced vaccination, can I make a complaint?

If you do not want to receive a vaccination because you are opposed to it, this is unlikely to be a sufficient basis to lodge a discrimination or human rights complaint.

After the Revolution, we shall have a purge.
All of these bullshit sinecures that we’ve erected and have now shown themselves to be utterly gutless shall be torn out – root and branch.
Then we will forbid any of the PS who worked in them shall ever work for the people again.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 8:30 pm

Calli:

The fearful @rseholery up here is a thing to be wondered at. I even had friends wanting to put a Checkpoint Charlie up at the only road in to “stop the virus”. Idiots.

When this lunacy is over – and it will end – our society is going to be very aware of the informer types that live with us.
It is not going to be pleasant.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 8:42 pm

Arky:

Watch our floppy dildo taped to a bonnet leaders continue to roll out the pre-bought boosters and monster refusers as if nothing is any the blooming different.

I understand the ‘booster’ is the same vaccine that was originally touted as the ‘cure’ Is this correct?

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 9:42 pm

Twostix:

Then they’ll lean on the homeschooling brigade and make the handful of parents who refuse jabs and pull their kids out of school a family services / health / social interaction issue and start threatening to fine parents and take kids away.

Damn straight they will.
The pricks want everyone shot up so there’s no control group.

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 9:51 pm

Arky:

For a people who recite the same four Monty Python skits over and over again for the last five and a half decades, you really are a thin skinned lot.

Four Monty Python skits? Looxury!
We were so poor, we could only hear the neighbours TV from a cardboard box in the middle of the road! We were so deprived of Monty Python skits, we had to decode the snap! crackle! and pop! from our cold breakfast gravel that we had to eat before we got up because we weren’t sent to bed until then!
What looxury!
🙂

Winston Smith
December 6, 2021 9:56 pm

What about the cheese shop?

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